Paraguay captain Carlos Gamarra predicts England will be knocked out in the group stages

Let the crafty South American mind-games commence! Veteran Paraguay captain Carlos Gamarra has predicted that England will be knocked out in the first round of the World Cup with Sweden and Paraguay progressing from Group B. The 35-year-old said in a Friends-style statement: 'I so fear England but I think Sweden are the main threat in the group… England is a tough match but we can beat them if we play intelligent football.' The two teams meet on Saturday at 2pm, but you knew that already. [via The Sun]

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